Collectibles that’ll steal the heart of every art lover
Flea markets are the best places for art enthusiasts to dig the best quirky products that cannot be spotted on a casual window shopping stroll. However, one can easily get lost among a hundred stalls spread across a huge ground. If you have an eye for creativity, take a look at our picks before heading out to TocH grounds this weekend.
Beyond the wall
The Game of Thrones fever never ends. Fans of the famous HBO series should visit the stall by city-based Penscribe for hyper realistic sketches of your favourite character printed on t-shirts. “I have a definite love for monochrome execution and so the works are finished in graphite and charcoal,” says artist Aswathy K Valsan, who herself is an ardent lover of the series. Price on request. Details:
Bags from Mysuru-based LiloRosh has crossed borders to reach artists including Holywood director Aaron Blaise. “Artie (bag series) came out of our need, as artists, for a bag that could accommodate all our sketching tools,” says Lilia Jose, who runs the firm along with her husband Roshan Kurichiyanil. Made in cotton, denim, and canvas, this bag can hold multiple A4-size sketchbooks and around 70 pencils. `3,000 onwards. Details: facebook.com/lilorosh
If you share a fascination for miniature art, then Chennai-based Sueño Souvenir’s ‘menu’ will definitely have you drooling; quite literally. Creating tiny clay models of food, ranging from 1.5 - 1.8 inches, her individually hand-sculpted dishes include idli-vada and rasmalai. “I know how much Keralites love their beef, so we’re bringing a new parotta-beef combo design to the venue,” informs artist Shilpa Mitha. `350 onwards. Details: facebook.com/sueno.souvenir
If you like a little green around your household, Thrissur-based The Little Goldfish has handmade wonders for you. Conceptualised by National Institute of Design graduate Anu Theeran, these mini planters are perfect for small cactuses. “Each hand-designed product is finished in ceramic paint before being fired so that the colour doesn’t fade over time,” says the 29-year-old. `500. Details: 9495619498